Philadelphia Hosts Racing Greats At World Renowned Simeone Foundation Auto Museum

Philadelphia’s profile as a major center of international car culture is quite significant… especially this week!

The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, near the airport, widely recognized as one of the most significant collections of antique race cars in the world, is hosting special events for two of the greatest names in American auto racing — Hurley Haywood and Roger Penske.

A three (3) time champion at Le Mans, 5 time victor of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, and two time winner at 12 Hours of Sebring, Hurley Haywood, is a legend of American endurance racing, is visiting the Simeone Museum to promo his new book HURLEY, From the BeginningHurley, From The Beginning

Roger Penske will be honored with the museum’s Spirit of Competition Award on Wednesday, October 31.  Named “Sports Car Driver of the Year” in 1961, Penske was a racing hero who retired in 1965 to open his first automotive dealership, in Philadelphia.

The formidable Team Penske Racing debuted in 1966 at the 24 Hours of Daytona, with headquarters initially in the Philadelphia suburb of Newtown Square.

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